Time Remaining for Battery in ML

mac.fanatic

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When I was running on Lion, I had the option of seeing the percent remaining for the battery or the time remaining for the battery. Since I upgraded to Mountain Lion, the time remaining option disappeared. Anyone else having this issue?
 

GGJstudios

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This is already being discussed in several threads:
From the CHECKING STATUS AND HEALTH section of the following link:
On the MBPR and on ML, the Menu Bar battery indicator no longer offers "Time Remaining" as an option on the Menu Bar. It still appears in the dropdown menu.
From the BATTERY LIFE FROM A CHARGE section of the following link:
  • Your "time remaining" indication is an ever-changing estimate, based on the current workload of your system. It will fluctuate up and down from minute to minute as your power demands change. It is not perfectly accurate, but only an estimate.
This should answer most, if not all, of your battery/charging questions:
 

Weaselboy

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When I was running on Lion, I had the option of seeing the percent remaining for the battery or the time remaining for the battery. Since I upgraded to Mountain Lion, the time remaining option disappeared. Anyone else having this issue?
They took that out in Mountain Lion. You can get it back with this app.
 

nyolc8

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Jul 20, 2012
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Did you tried this?
Enter these in Terminal, then log out, log in:

defaults write com.apple.menuextra.battery ShowPercent -string "NO"

defaults write com.apple.menuextra.battery ShowTime -string "YES"
 

tomsabin

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Sep 5, 2007
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Did you tried this?
Enter these in Terminal, then log out, log in:

defaults write com.apple.menuextra.battery ShowPercent -string "NO"

defaults write com.apple.menuextra.battery ShowTime -string "YES"
Unfortunately this does not work in Mountain Lion.
 

chinhiphone

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Jul 29, 2009
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istats menu can solve this problem

their date/clock is also a ******** better as well. clicking the clock will show a mini calendar, same way as windows 7 which i like. a lot faster than dashboard when wanting to see the month quick view
 

hafr

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Sep 21, 2011
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Oh okay, I see now. Why would they take that out?
My guess is that users who aren't aware of how the time is a very fluctuating indicator gets confused with how much it's changing all the time, and they want to make it as easy as possible to understand. Or maybe people confused it with the time (clock)?

But seriously, I have a hard time believing not a single person at Apple or during the beta testing have said "hold on, I really liked this feature" so why they removed it is beyond me.
 

50548

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Apr 17, 2005
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So they can put it slap it back in when 10.9 comes out and plaster it all over the 500 NEW FEATURES page on the Apple website.
Unfortunately I have to agree...ML's ONLY premise in the minds of many was to constitute an "optimized" Lion. It ended up being even worse than it - what a train wreck..!

Where are Tevanian and Serlet when we need them?
 

Minicube

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Jun 5, 2011
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dumb

Really, how stupid is it to remove a great feature. Apple, what the hell are you thinking? Think differently...